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Subject: Food For Thought

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Now here is food for thought.

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented

the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it

took him to catch them.

"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the

American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his

needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta

with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends,

have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs I have a full

life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!

You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then se! ll the

extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."

And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one

and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.

Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate

directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.

You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los

Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new

enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? Well my Friend, That's when it gets really interesting,"

answered the American, laughing. "When you get your business really going

you can start selling stocks and make millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?" said the Mexican.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the

coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a

siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your

friends."

And the moral is: Know where you're going in life... you may already be

there.

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Seen that one ages ago, living in a fishing community you dont get away from thoes kind of jokes.

Its a good one to know where you are and where you intend to arrive, if the destination is the same as the departure why fly arround the world to get back to where you started.

Always one that makes me laugh.

Pierce

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